How To Display Disk Space on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we want to teach you to Display or Check Disk Space on Ubuntu 22.04.

Disk Space is defined as a utility that helps the user with the space left in the system’s disk. Within this utility itself, numerous sub-utilities allow the user to perform specific tasks. A few examples of such tasks are managing the disk space, checking the disk space, freeing up the disk space, etc.

Steps To Display Disk Space on Ubuntu 22.04

To complete this guide, you must log in to your server as a root or non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our guide on Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 22.04.

Check Disk Space with df Command

The df command displays the amount of disk space available on the filesystem with each file name’s argument.

You can simply use the command below:


You will get something similar to this:

Filesystem     1K-blocks     Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1      288237920 35699668 237873500  14% /
none                   4        0         4   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev             1950372        4   1950368   1% /dev
tmpfs             392664     4548    388116   2% /run
none                5120        0      5120   0% /run/lock

If you want to check disk space usage in human-readable format, use the -h option:

df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       275G   35G  227G  14% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev            1.9G  4.0K  1.9G   1% /dev
tmpfs           384M  4.7M  379M   2% /run
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock

Check File System Type on Ubuntu 22.04

At this point, you can easily use the df command with the -T option to display the file system type:

df -T
Filesystem     Type     1K-blocks     Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1      ext4     288237920 35700492 237872676  14% /
none           tmpfs            4        0         4   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev           devtmpfs   1950372        4   1950368   1% /dev
tmpfs          tmpfs       392664     4976    387688   2% /run
none           tmpfs         5120        0      5120   0% /run/lock

To display the information about the ext4 partition, run the following command:

df -t ext4
Filesystem     1K-blocks     Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1      288237920 35700936 237872232  14% /
/dev/sda5      187308940 37156240 140614908  21% /Data

ext4 is the default file system for many Linux distributions including Debian and Ubuntu.

Check Disk Space with du command on Ubuntu 22.04

The du (disk usage) command measures the disk space occupied by files or directories.

To display the disk space usage of your current directory, you can use the command below:

4       ./.cache
4       ./opennms/overlay
12      ./opennms
32      .

And, to display the information in human-readable format, run the following command:

du -h
4.0K    ./.cache
4.0K    ./opennms/overlay
12K     ./opennms
32K     .

To display the total disk space usage of the specified directory, you can use the -hs option:

du -hs /var/log
848K    /var/log

Also, you can use the du command with the sort parameter to sort the files and directories by size:

du -h | sort -rn
32K     .
12K     ./opennms
4.0K    ./opennms/overlay
4.0K    ./.cache


At this point, you have learned to Display or Check Disk Space on Ubuntu 22.04.

Hope you enjoy it. You may be like these articles:

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